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if you could find a buddy to help me out here. my wife said, what did you do? >> shannon: he had open heart surgery to get the nail out. time to get some lottery tickets for that guy. >> bill: shannon, i'll see you later, "happening now" starts right now. bye-bye. >> jon: we start with a fox news alert, president trump tumbling down on his initial statement on charlottesville, virginia. the president saying again yesterday that both sides are to blame with a deadly violence this past weekend. good morning to you, i'm jon scott. >> heather: and i am heather childress joining you once agai again. president trump speaking at a contentious news conference, if you can call it that, and more. he mentioned his plan for an infrastructure project, but that message was lost as the president fielded questions from reporters on charlottesville, of course, and suggested that the "alt left" was just as response
will as whites from assist groups for the chaotic clash that left one young woman dead and more than a dozen others injured this past weekend. >> i think there is blame on both sides. you look at both sides, i think there is blame on both sides and i have no doubt about it and you don't have any doubt about it either. and if you reported it accurately, you would see it. >> heather: david lee miller's life arose from trump tower and new york city with more. we're still talking about this today. >> that's right, heather and just moments ago, the president sent out a tweet addressing the subject of charlottesville specifically, the young woman who is killed, the tweet reads "memorial service today for beautiful and incredible heather heier, a truly special young woman. she will long be remembered by all." as you just mentioned, despite the very contentious news
conference that the president held yesterday afternoon, he is pointing the finger at both the left and the right for what took place in that virginia city, a white house talking points memo for conservative allies of the administration said the president was entirely correct to blame the violence on the two sides. the memo says "the president condemned with no ambiguity that hate groups fueled by bigotry and racism over the weekend, and did so by name yesterday, but for the media, that will never be enough." the memo goes on to say that the media reacted with "hysteria at the thought that protesters were armed with clubs." the memo then continues "from cop killings and violence and political rallies to shooting at congressmen at a practice baseball game, extremists on the left have engaged in terrible acts of violence."
congressman steve scalise who is referred to in this talking points memo and was recently wounded sent out a tweet following the president's news conference yesterday and he said "i was clear about bigotry and violence over the weekend and i'll repeated today, we must defeat white supremacy and all forms of hatred." meanwhile, as of now, a total of five members of the president's advisory council on manufacturing have now resigned, protesting the president's remarks on charlottesville. during the news conference yesterday, the president was asked why he thinks the ceos have stepped down. >> because they are not taking their job seriously as it pertains to this country. we want jobs, manufacturing in this country, if you look at some of those people that you're talking about, there outside of the country, they're having a lot of their products made
outside of the country. >> during a news conference yesterday, you might recall the presidents twice singling out john mccain for standing in the way of the repeal of obamacare. now we are learning that the president is planning this nexk on tuesday of visiting arizona, he is planning to hold a reelection rally in arizona, and phoenix next week. lastly, the president is expected to leave trump tower and the next few hours, he will return to bed minister, new jersey. he will wrap up what has been built as a working vacation. >> heather: at 11:00 a.m. here on the east coast, anything can happen between now and then. thank you so much. >> jon: the backlash coming swift and strong against president trump as members of his own party denounce the white supremacist groups involved in west virginia
the president said some of the people attending the rally were only interested in his preservation. >> i condemned neil nazi. i condemned many different groups, but not all of those people were neo-nazi's. those people were also there because they wanted to protest the taking down of a statue of robert e lee. excuse me, if you take a look at some of the groups and you see and you know it if you are honest reporters, which in many cases are not. >> jon: more on cory gardner and his reaction, joining is now, jake sherman. what about the white house
playbook? i know you talk to some white house aides, this speech at this news conference yesterday was supposed to be about infrastructure. what happened? >> that's a good question, you'd have to ask the president. what is clear to everybody who knows donald trump and talks to donald trump and observes donald trump is he doesn't care on a lot of occasions about what people say. back to the infrastructure issue which seems to have gotten totally lost, this is nowhere near getting done. it did not help donald trump and his goal of restoring his nation's infrastructure, to say the least. i think disheartened is a good descriptor, disheartened about what the president did yesterday, i think a lot of white house aides know they can't control the president, they can only attempt to influence him and that's the kind of rubric that they're working out of at the
white house. >> jon: what about general john kelly? is he someone who might whisper in the president's ear and say focus on infrastructure? >> i whisper in people's ear and they don't listen either. john kelly was supposed to install discipline. we saw him on the sidelines of that press conference, he was wincing, he was clearly uncomfortable as what was going on yesterday. i'm not the president was equatr seem to be equating left-wing protesters and neo-nazi's. every republican i've talked to in the past 12-16 hours and i've spoken to a lot, are stunned and disgusted by what happened. let's zoom out for a second. it is august 2017, the president
only has a couple more months to get things done in this year and then we are in election. i wonder if a lot of members of congress are saying, at a certain point, it's becoming becoming difficult to stand with the president who equates neo-nazi's and white's premises, while condemning them, but equates them to other protesters no matter how violent they were. at a certain point, the president has to figure out the following things, he has to fund government, lift the debt ceiling, and he says he wants to rebuild the nation's infrastructure. how he's going to corral support for those priorities while playing footsie with neo-nazi's and white supreme assists, i don't see it, there is no evidence that the it's a plausible scenario. >> jon: we are dipping in and out of the funeral services, the memorial service is really the celebration of life for the woman who was killed, heather heyer when she was struck by a car on saturday during the
anti-protests. you mentioned trying to get things done, trying to get support among his fellow republicans, cory gardner, the senator from colorado gave a pretty strong condemnation of the president's remarks. is that likely to get a ball rolling on republicans on capitol hill or will it keep rolling? >> there is no ambiguity here. we've seen most members of congress, maybe not most, many members of congress come out and release ambiguous statements that this is not where they stand, this is not what they will even and the president made a mistake and should reverse himself. that has happened across the board. i think you're beginning to see something that he republicans on capitol hill have been voicing for a long time. right now, pulls show that the left do not equate the brand with overall republicans.
you might see that blade start to happen. you saw mr. gardner who is popular in colorado and won an election there a couple years ago, you saw him getting shouted down in a very public way, so that could show political trouble for overall republicans as they enter an election year. >> jon: let's talk about keeping the white house on message because fox news has confirmed that a longtime aide to president trump, whole picks, is going to serve as interim white house communications director. that's hope hicks right there, this is coming a couple of weeks after anthony scaramucci was released, she is 28 years old, she apparently has the presidents trust, what does she bring to the white house? >> the presidents trust, primarily, and that's important.
the president does trust hope hicks, she's a native of the great state of connecticut like myself. we have that in common, but listen, i think it would be folly to think that anybody is going to get the president to act like anybody but himself. i'm not passing judgment, i'm just saying the president has been the same way for many year years. that's what got him elected, that's what made him popular with the republican base in 2016, so he does not believe he should change. this morning, the people i've spoken to in the white house say he's in a good mood. he said yesterday went pretty well. hope could play traffic cop and she can filter the message that he gets in the morning, but she's not going to be able to change donald trump who is i believe in his 70s, is going to be difficult to change a guy at that age. people are who they are. he's spent his life acting like this and being outspoken and that's what made him popular.
i think we would be folly to think that he's going to change just because he's named another can communications director. >> jon: 34% approval rating right now, it's hard to see how the president can consider that a success, but we'll see. jake sherman, political, thank you. >> heather: now we're talking about lexington is cocky >> jon: white supremacists say they plan to protest there. >> heather: they'd announced the decision to remove two confederate statues. matt has a story for us live in lexington. speak out right now in lexington, it is peaceful, but the city is bracing for some trouble and it's all to do with the potential removal of these two
confederate era statues here at the courthouse. after the deadly rights in charlottesville, lexington's marrow tweeted that he will be asking council to vote on plans to relocate these monuments honoring men who fought to protect slavery. that triggered white's a premise he groups who say they'll come here to protest. at a council meeting last night, neighbors here in lexington voiced their thoughts on the removal of these statues. >> by allowing them to remain where they're at, we allow people to make up their own minds on what they mean to them. i would ask that you keep them where they're at because i have not seen a better plan in moving them. >> put yourself in my shoes. let's say you're the victim of an abuser and basically that's what they represent to us. would you like for the abuser to be honored? >> here's a look at the other statue, this was once in a
slavery option site. the mayor is telling us he's standing by his decision to draw attention to this issue saying the time was always right to do the right thing, the governor, however saying he disagrees with the mayor here here and he's saying removing these statues would be sanitizing history. back to you. >> heather: a lot of opinions on either side of the issue, thank you. coming up, we are going to switch gears and talk about the latest on bill cosby's legal troubles as he's about to face a second trial on sexual assault charges. plus, north korea may be easing off its threat to the united states, but what is their next move? in the utah mayor hoping to replace jason chaffetz sounding off. >> this is my town, this is my district, go home, you wasted your money!
>> jon: president trump upsetting democrats and republicans by claiming again that both white supremacists for what happened in charlottesville this weekend. he spoke yesterday at trump tower up same both sides came ready for a battle in virginia. >> what about the old left they came charging, as you say, the old right? do they have any semblance of guilt? what about the fact that they came charging with clubs in their hand, swinging clubs? do they have any problem? i think they do. >> jon: our next guest says donald trump as an outsider president. jame hampton cook joined us now. also author of the burning of the white house. president trump keeps a portrait of andrew jackson in the oval office. is he the closest example of the kind of president represents?
>> he was outside the political system of his day, he was the first president to represent a state outside of 13 colonies. he was also very plainspoken, he was also more than any other president before him, you're seeing some of those now, they called him a king and when an assassin tried to shoot andrew jackson at the capital, most of us would have taken off and run, instead, jackson took his cane and started whacking a guy. he very much is a self-defense kind of guy and that's where you see that counterpunch. that's the similarity between president trump and andrew jackson. >> jon: one of those cartoons show jackson taking on the many headed monster and the feeling of the time was that he was battling back against some of the entrenched interests of his day. >> that's right, he was a fighter and he's going to sit
back and do political battles just as he had done battle on the battlefield at new orleans and the war of 1812. that's really the type of personality that's similar between jackson and president trump. >> jon: the president is being excoriated for giving a full throated denunciation of the ku klux klan. we looked at what some of past presidents, republicans had to say in 1980, ronald reagan said in a news conference, i have no tolerance for with the clan represents and i want nothing to do with it. and the man who succeeded him, his vice president, george h.w. bush spoke specifically about david duke who is running for governor of louisiana. he said when some one has a long record of racism and bigotry, the record cannot be erased by the good rhetoric of a political campaign, so i believe he should be rejected for what he is and what he stands for.
would this president be wise to make those same kinds of statements? >> he has made some strong statements, but i really like what calvin coolidge did. he said the only way to drive out evil from this country is to fill it with good and by good, he meant good deeds and words. he gave several speeches to jewish groups, catholic groups, african-american colleges and he really went on a tour of all those groups that the kkk opposed and that was his way of opposing the kkk back in the 1920s and i think the president could really work in his benefit. championing the good deeds he's doing in this area and may be making some major speeches because obviously, races building up and it's becoming an
issue and a powder keg that needs to be addressed. >> jon: thanks for sharing your insights. >> thank you for having me. >> jon: we are back with more "happening now" in just a momen moment. choose from the is turbo, es 350 or nx turbo for $299 a month for 36 months if you lease now. experience amazing at your lexus dealer. tais really quite simple.est it comes in the mail, you pull out the tube and you spit in it, which is something southern girls are taught you're not supposed to do. you seal it and send it back and then you wait for your results. it's that simple.
>> jon: fox news alert, a moment ago i read part of a statement that then-president george hw bush read, now both former presidents bush are out with a joint statement, they are saying america must always reject bigotry,'s anti-semitism, and hatred in all forms. we are reminded of the fundamental truths recorded by that city's most prominent citizen. we are treated equal and endowed by our creator with inalienable
rights. we know these truths to be everlasting because we have seen the decency and great this of our country. also, senator lindsey graham of louisiana writes this. mr. president, i encourage you to do bring us together as a nation after this whole horrific event in charlottesville. the words are dividing americans, not healing them. late reaction to the events over the weekend, will continue to update. >> heather: happening right now, a manhunt for a suspect that los angeles police say is "extremely dangerous" after he sexually assaulted a woman in the early morning hours saturda saturday. the victim trying to stop the attacker, kicking and screaming, even yelling fire to try to attract a passerby of cars on the street, but no one came to help. the victim who knows martial arts were finally able to fight off that guy, but he ran away. the l.a.p.d. now warning women not to walk alone in the area. he's described as hispanic between 40 and 50 years old,
5'9" tall, he has brown eyes and is bald. anyone with information is urged to call at 1-800-2 222-tips. >> jon: kim jong-un has delayed plans to fire missiles at the u.s. territory of guam. china is calling on the u.s. and the rogue nation to "hit the brakes" on threats and work towards a peaceful resolution. defense secretar y mattis stresses the u.s. will still be ready to defend itself. >> we are part -- we stand ready to defend ourselves. >> jon: greg palkot is following all of the latest developments live from our london bureau. >> folks in the region seem to be breathing a sigh of relief after north korea seems to have
walked this crisis back on the brink at least for the moment. the chairman of the joint chief of staff, general joe dunford continues his meeting with counter reports in china, the report that he travels on two u.s. ally japan, they have agreed to increase operational communication between china and the united states, especially as it relates to north korea. china is seen as a key player getting kim jong-un to rain and his missile and nuclear program. this has pushed the regime to back off on these threats. still, u.s. troops continue their exercises with japanese military and there are plans underway to turn bigger maneuvers with south korean forces next week. those in particular have gotten
pyongyang angry and have sparked more threats, the u.s. has been resisting a total cancellation of these exercises, but there are signs that may be they're going to be be tamped down a bi bit. there is a supply of hardware that is a rocket engine that fits into these intermediate and long-range missiles in plentiful supply. there is some debate on where they're coming from whether they are soviet era rockets coming from russia or the ukraine or that their homemade. there is no debate that north korea will test some more, back to you. >> jon: great, thank you. >> heather: president trump facing new criticism after circling back to his original position on charlottesville. some critics even charging that the president has emboldened white supremacy groups with his
republican primary to fill the house seat vacated by jason chaffetz. >> heather: the primary win putting john curtis on the path toward victory in november's general election. authorities and seeking out two challengers and a million-dollar campaign against him from out-of-state groups. >> you know, i'm so proud that we did at the right way. the reason is, this had to be a different campaign because i want to be a different congressman. we can do things differently. a shadow to my opponents, they were tough and they were fierce. >> jon: up ben springer is life in the marist town of utah. >> there's an old saying that all politics is local and that certainly held true in yesterday's republican primary in the utah third congressional district. as you mentioned, the winner is john curtis, a popular two-term
mayor. he was attacked as being too moderate, one of the most conservative congressional districts in the country. curtis was a democrat until 2006. he once ran for the state legislator as a democrat and shared the local democratic party. under his leadership, the biggest city in the district has thrived and it is considered one of the best run cities in the u.s. still, nearly all of the outside tax money went to his opponent, former state lawmaker chris harrod and very much in line with president trump on immigration and his views on islam. also, tanner age they spent close to a million dollars on ads slamming him as a liberal, but he won this one pretty easily. >> i've got a message to those packs in washington, d.c., and those special interests, this is my town, this is my district, go home, you wasted your money!
>> curtis was a virtual shoo-in for the november election. >> jon: looks like a beautiful day there, dan springer, thank you. >> heather: president trump striking a defiant tone and returning to his original stand on charlottesville, the president lashing out at the media and asserting that ault left activists were just as responsible for the violence, but critics say the president did more than make a point, they say that by equating counter protesters with neo-nazis and white supremacists, he gave the white nationalist movement a big boost. general caldwell getting emotional on "fox & friends" while discussing this. >> he failed us, and it's very unfortunate that our president would say things like he did in that press conference yesterday when he said, there is good
people on the side of the. mr. president, good people don't powell around with nazi's. i'm sorry that this is where we are right now. i hope the president learns a lesson from this press conference yesterday. it's disturbing. >> heather: dreaming i was oliver mcgee, a former white house senior policy activist and zach mccanna's. he's a former senior advisor for the democratic national committee. thank you for joining us. oliver, i want to start with you. clearly, an emotional topic anytime. what is your response to what we just saw? those were two guest this morning for a very emotional. >> i was looking at that tape and ask extremely emotional.
this is a very, very compelling issue when we are dealing with diversity, heightened engagement and the age of shift and that was really, really called for in the emotions that were displayed this morning on "fox & friends"" it's reminded me also of jfk's speech at american university after the cuban missile crisis. we all cherish our wonderful children's futures and we all are mortal. i believe that also president trump is mortal and with that mentality, he is actually prone to make mistakes. it's a very difficult job, but most importantly, president trump is a walking national security instrument. he has to make sure that as he's looking through this job of
diplomacy, when he sees two factions come together and they are all weapons up, it's violence on the streets. he has to bring calm to the nation and that's essentially what he was speaking to, but who could have gone further in the emotional side? yes, and the heart, yes he could. this is the job that he's doing and getting comfortable with. >> heather: let me get his act quickly. i want to ask you specifically -- i'm not talking about the neo-nazi's and the white nationalists because they should be condemned totally, you have many people in that group other than neo-nazi's and white nationalists, then he goes on to say that the other groups also, you have some fine people, but you also have troublemakers and you see them come in the black outfits, et cetera, et cetera, you have a lot of bad people and the other group too. you're not okay with that? >> certainly not okay with that.
you look at the video, the rally that he called, there were swastikas that were anti-semitic slogans being chanted, racist slogans being chanted, the people who were there where neo-nazi's white supremacists and the kkk. people who are not part of that were protesting these people. the united states of america, it is not only acceptable, it's expected that you protest neo-nazi's, the kkk, and whites of premises. it is not only offensive what donald trump said, it's an attempt to protect neo-nazi's, the white supremacists, and the kkk. if you don't believe me, then listen to the former kkk leader, david dooku previous his comments while lawmakers condemned his comments. >> heather: president trump did denounce david duke during
the election, he did that repeatedly. i want to follow up on this because obviously, the president believes that there are people who were there who are just there to protest the removal of confederate statues. do you believe that they were there to protest the confederate statues, does that make you a white supremacist or neo-nazi? >> i think if you are associating yourself with people who are caring swastikas, that are chanting anti-semitic slurs, that are saying racist things and carrying those torches, if you don't see that, then yes, you are a racist and you are at least a spanking supervisor if not a nazi yourself. >> any time you bring to people in the middle of the street with a yellow line and there on different factions, there is going to be some disagreement. what i have a problem with is when it escalates into violence.
we are looking at an automobile mowing down people in charlottesville, equivalent to what we saw in jerusalem, berlin, and knees. what we are looking at right now, the summer of 2014, riots in bergen sin, to riley's in charlottesville, where looking at the summer of hate when we should be looking at the summer of love. essentially right now, we are looking at domestic violence inside the house of america. the president is trying as best as he can to bring calm so we can get our focus on economic prosperity. it's about jobs, jobs, jobs, infrastructure, infrastructure, infrastructure. it's about reducing taxes, and also, we have to innovate, build the science and technology so we
can begin to look at transportation. >> heather: we are not talking about any of that because we continue to talk about this topic, although it is necessary. i believe i have time for one more question of you, zach. i want to ask what your response was to the shooting that happened because that individual who ended up killing five police officers claimed to be a member of black lives matter, claim to be a black nationalist who hated white americans. he wanted to kill white police officers. what was her response to that and how is it different to this? >> we need to condemn violence. we need to condemn violence against police and against innocent people. the difference between what's happening elsewhere and in charlottesville is that we have somebody who is stepping up in order to run block and tackle for neo-nazi, white supremacists, and the kkk. they are on a different moral plane than any other group. we can all agree that nazi's are
evil scum of the earth. >> heather: absolutely, no argument there. thank you both for joining us. a very difficult topic to discuss. thank you. we'll be right back. ♪harry's meeting clients... ♪...from far away. but they only see his wrinkles.♪ ♪he's gotta play it cool to seal the deal.♪ ♪better find a way to smooth things over.♪ ♪if only harry used some... ♪...bounce, to dry.
>> heather: breaking on the north korea crisis with russia warning against further sanctions on the rogue nation as china calls on the u.s. and north korea to calm the angry rhetoric. after kim jong un delayed for now a proposed attack on the u.s. territory of guam. president trump tweeting today, kim jong un of north korea made a very wise and well reasoned decision. the alternative would have been both catastrophic and unacceptable. joining us now, claudia for the women's advocate formula. i'll ask you to begin with did the united states do the right thing and threatening north korea? >> oh, yes, definitely.
doomsday for now has been canceled. i hope it's genuinely scared kim jong un. this was very unlikely that north korea was going to strike at guam, kibuye couldn't rule it out. we needed to do something. >> heather: was at the strong rhetoric of president trump or where the sanctions imposed from china that made the difference with north korea? >> ed might have been neither. it was important that president trump responded by saying we will use military force if you strike us. the sanctions might be helping, but i think what we really have seen is that kim jong un has shown a dialed up doomsday and it's a sigh of relief that it's been canceled, but remember, last month, north korea tested to intercontinental ballistic missiles, that's what it's now got and its arsenal.
we are also focused on they backed off on guam, that threat didn't exist until a week befor before. that's north korea's classic shakedown racket and we should expect more crises to come. >> heather: the differences, this is a different administration and they are clearly being much more forceful, so if they do follow through eventually and launch another missile towards guam? >> they haven't actually launched one right now, but if they test another one of these missiles, there's been an argument for some time that we should just shoot these missiles on launch, that we should shoot them down, do something to stop them. i think there's a great deal to be said for that. we have got to do more in the end than words. i don't have any great faith in the sanctions. china is making a great display of how it's now enforcing sanctions, china has signed on everything since 2006.
the problem is, these tend to a road. so something needs to convince kim jong un that this won't stand. he can't be dr. doomsday, that's too dangerous for us, for the world. the only real solution is his regime has to go. >> heather: regime change is not our goal. thank you so much, claudia. >> jon: right now, military bands are under the microscope, why they're being asked to defend and putting big angled budgets. ♪ ouncer: no one loves a road trip like your furry sidekick! so when your "side glass" gets damaged... [dog barks] trust safelite autoglass
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month at least and when you text other fairly often and we would facebook message and say i love you. i have no regrets on that part. take pictures of the ones they love because you don't know when they're not going to be there. here's what i want to say to you today. this could be a storm in a teacup and it could all be for nothing. i could have said, don't do this publicly, let's have a small, private funeral, but that's not who heather was. anybody who knew heather said this is the way she had to go, big and large. had to have the world involved because that's my child. she's just that way, always has been and she will continue to be because here's the message. although heather was a caring and compassionate person, so are a lot of you. a lot of you go that extra mile and i think the reason that would happen to heather has struck a chord is because we
know that what she did was in achievable. we don't all have to die, we don't all have to sacrifice our lives. they tried to kill my child to shut her up, well guess what, you just magnified her. [applause] so here's what i want to happen. you asked me, what can i do? so many caring people, pages of pages of pages of stuff i'm going through, i'm reading pages of pages of pages of how she is touching the world. i want this to spread.
i don't want this to die. this is just the beginning of heather's legacy, this is not the end of heather's legacy. you need to find in your heart that small spark of accountability. what is there that i can do to make the world a better place? what injustice do i see and want to turn away? i don't want to get involved, they'll be annoyed with me, my boss might think less of me. i don't care, you pointed finger at yourself like heather would have done and you make it happen. you take that extra step, you find a way to make a difference in the world. my child had high school education, my child was no saint, she was hard to raise because everything was a negotiation. [laughter] i'm not kidding, but you know
what? she was a firm believer in whatever she believed. and let's do that. let's find that spark of conviction, let's find and ourselves that action, let's have the uncomfortable dialogue. it ain't easy sitting down and saying why are you upset? it ain't easy sitting down and going yeah, well i think this way and i don't agree with you, but i'm going to respectfully listen to what you have to say. we're not going to sit around and shake hands and go kumbaya and i'm sorry, it's not all about forgiveness. i know that's not a popular chant. the truth is, we are going to have our differences, we are going to be angry with each other, but let's change will that anger, not into hate, not into violence, not into fear, but let's channel that
difference, that anger into a righteous action. right now, there is a blood drive going on in heather's name. right now, there are people who are here willing to listen to one another and talk to one another. last night in new england, they had a peaceful rally in heather's name to have some difficult dialogue. if you ever want to see what those dialogues look like, look at her facebook page, i'm telling you, they were rough sometimes. but they were dialogues and the conversations have to happen, that's the only way we're going to carry heather's spark through, so remember in your heart, if you're not outraged, you're not paying attention and i want you to pay attention, find what's wrong, don't ignore it, don't look the other way, make a point to look at it and say to yourself, what can i do to make a difference and that's
[applause] >> jon: a standing ovation for the powerful words and supreme composer of the mother of heather heyer. as you know, heather was killed saturday during that protest rally against the neo-nazi's who have come to march in charlottesville, virginia. her mother said, my daughter's life meant something and this is the beginning of her legacy, let's make her loss worthwhile.
>> heather: really unbelievable. about two blocks away from where her daughter was killed and she was able to be so composed there. she said, if you aren't outraged, you aren't paying attention. her daughter was known to say that phrase a lot. she wants to carry it forward. >> jon: heather was somebody who made it quite a difference in her short life, just 32 years old. served as a paralegal, but boy, her mom had the crowd not only in stitches, but in tears listening to the account of her daughter's life and what she managed to accomplish. >> heather: you may have seen a lot of people there wearing purple, her mother said that was one of her favorite colors and actually asked people to show up today wearing purple in honor of her daughter, also if you had down the street to the blood drive and you can make a difference that way. >> jon: we will leave it there, we'll be back here in one hour with more coverage on speech anyone. "outnumbered" starts right now. >> harris: we continue our
coverage today. more reaction as president trump doubles down on his response to the deadly protests in charlottesville defending the statement he gave on saturday where he blamed many side for the violence. this is "outnumbered," i'm harris faulkner. here today, sarah smith, cohost of after the bell on fox business, melissa francis, former deputy state department spokesperson and fox news contributor, marie harf, today's a #oneluckyguy, fox news political analyst, juan williams is here. he's outnumbered. >> juan: escher m, but i'm delighted to be >> harris: we are you're here. let's get started, president trump taking on his critics over his initial response for the violent protests of charlottesville and the claims from some that he waited too long to call out the white supremacists who held that rally. the president out of trump tower had a news conference yesterday that was post be about infrastructure, he decided to open the floor to questions. >> i wanted to make